26 Year Old Man Murders and Dismembers His Mother

Man dismembers mother and throws her in dumpster

A 25-year-old man faces murder charges for killing his 62-year-old mother and dumping her dismembered body in a dumpster at an apartment complex they lived at.

Neighbors in the Camarillo neighborhood describe it as ‘quiet and peaceful.’ Leaving many shocked that something so terrible could happen in their neighborhood so close to home.

Deputies responded to a suspicious circumstance call. The discovery of possible human remains had been reported around 6:50 a.m. Friday in the enclosed trash area at the rear of the Las Positas Apartments complex in the 300 block of Townsite Promenade. The site is in a residential development along the south side of West Ponderosa Drive. By early afternoon, Ventura County Medical Examiner’s officials had confirmed the remains were human.

Shortly after the discovery a search warrant was executed at the apartment that David M. Hoetzlein and his mother Tomoko lived in. Evidence on scene connected Hoetzlein to his mother’s murder.

Hoetzlein was booked on murder charges and is being held on $3 million bail.

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